2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Respondents aged 50-75 who have fully met the USPSTF recommendations.*
(CDC calculated variable.)

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  Total
Respond.^
Had at least one of the recommended CRC tests within the recommended time interval Did not have any of the recommended CRC tests within the recommended time interval Have never had any of the recommended CRC tests
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,512 1,942 75.6 73.4-77.7 148 6.1 5.0- 7.5 422 18.2 16.4-20.2
-FEMALES 1,422 1,116 77.0 74.0-79.7 96 7.5 5.8- 9.6 210 15.6 13.3-18.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 990 779 77.2 73.6-80.4 70 8.1 6.0-10.8 141 14.7 12.2-17.7
Non-Hispanic Black 282 240 83.8 77.1-88.8 16 5.9 3.2-10.7 26 10.3 6.3-16.3
Other 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 259 143 56.1 48.9-63.1 24 9.2 5.7-14.6 92 34.7 28.2-41.7
55-64 547 427 75.7 70.5-80.2 41 9.3 6.3-13.4 79 15.0 11.5-19.4
65-74 566 501 89.8 86.3-92.4 31 4.9 3.2- 7.7 34 5.3 3.5- 7.9
75+ 50 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 106 *** *** *** *** *** *** 29 21.8 14.3-31.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 344 277 79.5 73.5-84.3 16 4.4 2.4- 7.8 51 16.2 11.8-21.8
Some Post-H.S. 409 316 75.2 69.4-80.2 28 8.3 5.4-12.7 65 16.5 12.4-21.6
College Graduate 560 451 80.2 76.0-83.8 45 8.2 5.9-11.3 64 11.6 8.8-15.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 125 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 185 148 78.0 68.1-85.5 11 9.5 4.3-19.6 26 12.5 7.7-19.6
$25,000- 34,999 116 87 78.5 68.8-85.7 13 9.0 4.6-16.7 16 12.5 7.3-20.7
$35,000- 49,999 176 139 79.7 71.4-86.1 12 6.6 3.3-12.7 25 13.7 8.5-21.3
$50,000- 74,999 168 132 77.0 68.0-84.0 14 8.5 4.6-15.4 22 14.5 8.9-22.7
$75,000+ 367 298 78.5 72.8-83.4 21 6.6 3.9-11.0 48 14.9 10.9-19.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 476 379 78.0 72.6-82.6 34 9.7 6.3-14.6 63 12.4 9.3-16.3
No 943 734 76.5 72.8-79.8 62 6.5 4.7- 8.8 147 17.1 14.2-20.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,375 1,087 77.5 74.5-80.3 90 7.1 5.4- 9.3 198 15.4 13.1-18.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 358 286 79.7 74.3-84.2 24 5.3 3.4- 8.4 48 14.9 10.9-20.0
Regional City or Suburban County 397 317 79.1 73.3-83.9 27 7.3 4.5-11.7 53 13.6 9.7-18.7
Rural 667 513 73.0 68.2-77.3 45 9.3 6.4-13.5 109 17.7 14.3-21.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 570 412 71.6 66.8-76.0 40 7.7 5.3-11.1 118 20.7 16.8-25.1
Unemployed 60 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 563 502 89.0 85.2-91.9 27 4.8 3.0- 7.8 34 6.2 4.1- 9.1
Unable to Work 159 125 75.3 64.4-83.7 13 10.5 5.1-20.2 21 14.2 8.0-24.1
Other not in Labor Force 67 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 32 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 132 102 80.1 68.8-88.0 *** *** *** 21 14.4 7.5-26.0
101% to 150% 134 *** *** *** *** *** *** 24 16.8 10.4-26.0
151% to 200% 128 101 77.1 66.9-84.8 *** *** *** 21 17.2 10.5-26.9
More than 200% 708 567 79.1 75.1-82.6 53 7.7 5.5-10.6 88 13.2 10.4-16.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 427 349 80.3 75.0-84.8 17 4.0 2.4- 6.6 61 15.7 11.6-20.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 462 350 73.6 68.2-78.5 38 10.2 6.8-15.0 74 16.2 12.6-20.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 533 417 78.1 73.4-82.2 41 6.9 4.7-10.0 75 15.0 11.5-19.3
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 435 343 79.4 74.1-83.8 31 5.9 3.8- 8.9 61 14.8 10.9-19.7
2nd Quartile 388 293 74.1 68.4-79.1 31 9.6 6.3-14.3 64 16.3 12.4-21.1
3rd Quartile 366 295 77.8 71.5-83.0 20 6.9 3.8-12.1 51 15.4 11.2-20.7
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 233 185 77.6 69.9-83.8 14 6.7 3.7-11.7 34 15.8 10.4-23.1

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*The definition includes (list of recommended CRC tests): 1) had a blood stool test within the past year, or 2) had a sigmoidoscopy within the past 5 years, or 3) had a colonoscopy within the past 10 years, or 4) had a stool DNA test within the past three years, or 5) had a virtual colonoscopy within the past five years.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2020
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2020 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4Quartile of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Social Vulnerability Index
(https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/placeandhealth/svi/index.html) for respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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